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How to get help for computer related problems

Remember that sometimes you get help faster from your co-workers and supervisor than departmental admin or university helpdesk. Specially if problem is related to specific software combination used only in your project.

University helpdesk

University helpdesk is open at 8.00-15.45 from mondays to thursday and 8.00-15 at friday. You can contact them with many ways:

When to use university helpdesk?

  • All problems related to windows based computer classes
  • All os and general office software problems related to windows based workstations
  • All printing problems except thing related to linux printing (even users of personal printers can make printing cartridge orders from helpdesk)
  • All problems related to university it services ex. email, university home directories and so on
  • All problems related to university provided web applications ex. rondo, large list of universiyt web services is located here

Departmental admins

Ilmari Laakkonen is departmental admin at moment, Jarmo Ilonen is looking after departmental core services during Ilmari's holidays and sick leaves.

When to contact departmental admin?

  • All problems related linux class, pentinkulma, room 6325
  • All special software installation problems with windows workstations
  • Printing problems and configuration for linux workstations
  • All problems related to departmental servers
  • All problems related to department provided web applications ex. own web, fileshare, subversion, wiki services
  • Department, laboratory or project purchases
  • Sorting out other department level problems somehow related to computer systems, purchases, workplaces or work environment risk analysis.

How to contact Ilmari Laakkonen

  • email: address is default way to contact ilmari, all emails sended here are going directly to university helpdesk support system. Best method if you want to make sure tha ti won't forget your problem or miss it other way.
  • email:, checked more often than university helpdesk support system, but there is always risk that your email is classified as spam or otherwise get lost or forgotten.
  • mobile phone: +358 40 822 4562 , if you need help fast, use phone. If you are not in hurry, use email. If i'm taking your call when not at my workplace, risk to forgot your problem is moderate.
  • room: Ilmari's room is 6507, most of my time i'm sitting there. Visit there if you need something physical ex. cables, video projector, digital camera.
  • irc: i usually have irc open, but it's mostly for personal use. Please use other methods to contact me.
  • discussions at coffee table, lunch break or when i'm walking around doing other work: Good way to sort out things when you are not sure by who or what should be done. Risk for me to forgot your problem is very high. Please send reminder email to after this kind of discussion.

How to contact Jarmo Ilonen

Contact Jarmo Ilonen only when Ilmari Laakkonen is at holiday or sick leave.

  • email:
  • phone: +358 5 6212890
  • room: 6714